In the past, I have used all kinds of motivational techniques that I like to borrow from leadership training, time management systems, fitness regimes, parenting philosophies and good old fashioned bribery. ( If I finish this seam,I can eat 3 jelly beans, and if I iron those blocks, I can eat 3 more....) The good news is: every thing that I have tried works! At least, for a little while.... And then, it's on to the next gimmick to keep your butt in the seat and at the sewing machine.
This week, I have been forcing myself to sew by inviting my girlfriend over for "play dates." It's a great arrangement! She makes the coffee and lures me up to the sewing room with caffeine. Then, cheer each other on, visit, plan our next projects,
compete, and sew like crazy. (As an added bonus, my friend usually reduces the chaos of fabric on her side of the room, where her current quilt likes to sprawl over my projects in a never-ending game of 'cover-all.')
Well, friends, happy quilting this week and let me know what keeps your butt in the seat!